Category Archives: Cards

A variety of fun Cards

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Here is a picture of some of the cards I had some fun with earlier this summer. I tend to color my images in batches, as  you will see in the picture. This works for me if I am trying new stamps, playing with my Copic color combinations or do cards in large batches. I do cards en masse for Operation Write Home and it allows me to try new techniques, experiment with colors, practice my copic skills and use my cardstock scraps. Isn’t if funny that I keep such a huge stock pile of paper and goodies and then keep any cardstock larger than a 2″ square and ribbon longer than about 6″…between my fabric collection and my scrapbooking stas, it is clear crafting must be a sickness!

Great little turtle

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This stamp was a delight to work with. It is a digital stamp from Dustin Pike.  I love his stamps, each has character and whimsy and are lovely to color. What makes this cutie so wonderful is that sweet little expression. For the first card, the papers and embellishments are from my stash. The kites are stamped, colored and added with dimensional tabs. I use Memento Ink with my copics as it does not blur or run. This was stamped on Neenan papers which are nice to work with.

The second card is the same stamp with a little different twist in colors.

2010 Christmas Cards

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I thought I would show you some of the Christmas Cards I made last year. Since Christmas is one of the only times we correspond with people by mail  (versus email and phone and texting) I wanted to make each card unique.  For some of our family a religious card worked best, others something fun, and for others I went with their favorite Christmas theme. I got to either watercolor or use my copic markers on Snowmen, Snow families, moose, reindeer, angels and of course Santa Claus! I swore I was going to do 2 or 3 cards each month this year so I was not overwhelmed, but… Oh well, I have about 8 completed and will just have to up my monthly goal to5 or 6! As I blog more I am already learning so much. For example, do close up photos. Bear with me, I will get better at this!